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I knew you would get nearly all negative comments.
Hutton, Rodrigues, Skinner and Vesey all had career worse years.
Only 8 NHL teams gave up fewer 5 on 5 goals than Buffalo.
Other than a couple of teams nearly all would trade their entire defense core for Buffalo's. Not many teams are 7 deep with NHL caliper defensemen. Oh BTW Miller at 27 is the oldest!
A six game losing streak after the TDL sank the team. Win 4 of the 6, and they finish the season with 78 pts and everyone is cheering.
Most likely at least 2 of Mittelstadt, Kahun, Thompson or Cozens will have a big impact on the Sabres.
With 39 pts in 114 games at age 21, Mittelstadt is hardly a bust. 21 yo have not reached their physical much less emotional maturity.
At 225 lb on a 6'6" frame Thompson is one of the largest NHL players. Remember big players take longer to develop.
I am worried that Kahun played for 3 teams in 2 years, but during that time he averaged about 0.5 pts/gm.
The team has plenty of cap space to go after a top winger. How much would Dadonov cost.

I know I am an eternal optimist but life is looking up.
BTW compare the defense Botterill inherited to this teams. You can even take out Dahlin and the difference is remarkable:
34 Casey Nelson D 11 Rochester Americans
67 Brady Austin D 5 Kladno
45 Brendan Guhle D 3 San Diego Gulls
46 Erik BurgdoerferD 2 Hershey Bears
77 Dmitri Kulikov D 47 Winnipeg Jets
4 Josh Gorges D 66 Out of hockey
38 Taylor Fedun D 27 Texas Stars
41 Justin Falk D 52 Belleville Senators
47 Zach Bogosian D 56 Tampa Bay Lightning
6 Cody Franson D 68 Omsk Avangard
29 Jake McCabe D 76 Buffalo Sabres
55 Rasmus RistolainenD 79 Buffalo Sabres

24 Lawrence Pilut D 13 Buffalo Sabres
58 John Gilmour D 4 Buffalo Sabres
4 Zach Bogosian D 19 Tampa Bay Lightning
6 Marco Scandella D 31 Dallas Stars
33 Colin Miller D 51 Buffalo Sabres
19 Jake McCabe D 66 Buffalo Sabres
10 Henri Jokiharju D 69 Buffalo Sabres
62 Brandon MontourD 54 Buffalo Sabres
55 Rasmus RistolainenD 69 Buffalo Sabres
26 Rasmus Dahlin D 59 Buffalo Sabres

While O'Reilly quit on the team, Rasmus and Jack said they want to start winning.
Forum: Armchair-GMSun at 3:27 pm
Forum: Armchair-GMSun at 11:27 am
Sujet: 20-21
Forum: Armchair-GMSat at 10:05 pm
Sujet: Offseason
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Sabres923</b></div><div>He would be a great fit. But the Sabres are probably the worst run organization in all of sports. I don’t see them waving hopefully I’m wrong.</div></div>

You know the real problem is the team sucked after three years of Murray.
After trading away prospects and picks to fast track the rebuild, the team finished in LAST PLACE and won the lottery for Dahlin.
What does one do to a team that finished last over all, rebuild and trade away the valuable assets.
The rebuild started when Dahlin was drafted.
This is the third year, the playoffs are a must now.
But with a new GM there will be new direction and of course more confusion.

Look at this defense that Botterill inherited. Two NHL quality Defensemen the rest AHL caliper or out of the North American Hockey completely:34 Casey Nelson D 11 Rochester Americans
67 Brady Austin D 5 Kladno
45 Brendan Guhle D 3 San Diego Gulls
46 Erik BurgdoerferD 2 Hershey Bears
77 Dmitri Kulikov D 47 Winnipeg Jets
4 Josh Gorges D 66 Out of hockey
38 Taylor Fedun D 27 Texas Stars
41 Justin Falk D 52 Belleville Senators
47 Zach Bogosian D 56 Tampa Bay Lightning
6 Cody Franson D 68 Omsk Avangard
29 Jake McCabe D 76 Buffalo Sabres
55 Rasmus RistolainenD 79 Buffalo Sabres

Even taking out Dahlin, this defense has 6 NHL caliper defensemen.

24 Lawrence Pilut D 13 Buffalo Sabres
58 John Gilmour D 4 Buffalo Sabres
4 Zach Bogosian D 19 Tampa Bay Lightning
6 Marco Scandella D 31 Dallas Stars
33 Colin Miller D 51 Buffalo Sabres
19 Jake McCabe D 66 Buffalo Sabres
10 Henri Jokiharju D 69 Buffalo Sabres
62 Brandon MontourD 54 Buffalo Sabres
55 Rasmus RistolainenD 69 Buffalo Sabres
26 Rasmus Dahlin D 59 Buffalo Sabres

Botterill made a lot of mistakes this year.
I am not sure if kruger was the right choice.
He never properly addressed the #2 Center, nor RH forwards.
He totally buggered the Scandella and Frolik trades.
He may have traded for too many RHD.
Skinner, Vesey, Rodrigues and Hutton all had career worse seasons.

Just as the team seemed to come together Ullmark and Olofsson get hurt. Now part of that is not having the depth to make up for injuries.
i am an eternal optimist, we will see, but IMO the patience will bearing fruits.

Well there is my rant of the night.
Forum: Armchair-GMSat at 9:49 pm
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Sujet: Eichel
Forum: Armchair-GMSat at 2:01 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MitchMarnerElite </b></div><div>Overpay for Montour. Danault is one of the best 2 way centers in the league whereas Montour is a pure offensive defenseman with very bad underlying numbers. If you were to do this trade it should be Montour +.</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>swinny</b></div><div>🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔. Well it seems you see the logic behind the move, so what do you suggest??</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>LumberJacques</b></div><div>MTL need Danault a whole lot more than a RHD, plus Montour is a huge question mark at this point so I'm not sure how this makes sense for the Habs.

The others are closer.</div></div>

I am not sure where you are getting the evidence that Montour is a uni-dimensional defensemen, but he had the best +/- among all Buffalo Skaters and he had a better PDO than ANY Habs defenseman.
If he had as much PP time as Petry he would out score him as well.
Let me add, for the 20 games he was on the team last year, he was the Sabres BEST defenseman, with more pts and a better +/- than Dahlin or any of the other on the team.
I am a Sabre fan as you may know, and I fight this same battle with my fellow Sabre fans.
Botterill stole Montour for a first and a fringe NHL prospect.
I could not believe the Ducks traded him for so little.
Murray must of thought Guhle was something special because it was a huge underpayment.

Montour would definitely be MTL #2 RHD and BTW he has played the left side as the Sabres have 4 solid RHD.
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I will be the first to say, as a talent exchange, Buffalo wins this transaction, by a wide margin
That being said, it is all the wrong pieces.
I do not watch the Jets, but are both Connor and Ehlers LH LW? How does that help when Buffalo already have Olofsson and Skinner?
Heinola is a decent LHD, but Buffalo is very deep on Defense and has several LHD prospects who may be nearly as good as Heinola.
I love the draft picks, but if Buffalo trades Jack that means they are looking to rebuild and a first from 2021 may not be ready until 2025!
So IMO the Sabres would want a top RW, a couple of really good prospect and a couple of picks.
So Laine, Vesalainen, another prospect, 2020 1st round pick (WPG) and 2020 2nd round pick (WPG).
Buffalo would have 4 picks among the top 40 in this year’s draft.
Unfortunately Buffalo would have TWO DONUT lines instead of one.
I think Buffalo would still say no, but at least it is the parts that Buffalo could use.

What I really hate about getting Laine, is that if we had not jumped started the rebuild, Buffalo would have a good shot at Dubois, Laine or even Matthews and Jack.
But maybe Murray would have drafted Nylander anyway in the 2nd or 3rd OA.
Forum: Armchair-GMFri at 7:37 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>PleaseBanMeForMyOwnGood</b></div><div>This may be a team that could win, but I still don't see a team here that would beat the top teams in the East. Look at Tampa and Toronto for example, those teams can roll 3 scoring lines and have all stars all over the lineup. You have good players sure but Hall and Pietrangelo are getting older and you still have not a lot after your top line and top defence pair. This is exactly what has put them in this mess. Add a some FA's and hope our young guys get 80% over the summer. I think Buffalo needs to rethink how this organization is using its resources. You need to draft better, you need to develop better and then you need to get rid of anyone over the age of 25 for guys that could fit the culture and style you want to play. Then take a year or two to keep building up the talent and skill you have and hope it leads to some good depth that can be built around. Jumping the gun has only harmed you.</div></div>

I completely agree with your concept of building a team.
Start by building a competent team in Rochester.
Draft well.
Give the prospects time to develop.
Change the culture in the big club and bring in the prospects.

I wanted to build a team that could break the non play off streak.
At the same time, I give cozens time to develop,
Further more, I have 4 picks among the top 40 and an awesome top line.
So this approach fills all of my steps to winning.

Finally, you are correct, the Leafs can roll 3 lines, but Boston has only one.
Regardless, thanks for taking the time to explain your approach.
Forum: Armchair-GMFri at 5:40 pm